GI­GA­BYTE B360M D3H MICROATX $76

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With a good pro­ces­sor, you need a good mobo. We’ve sprung a lit­tle ex­tra cash into this pur­chase, but in the long run, it’s very much worth it. Gi­ga­byte’s B360M D3H is a microATX fun house of fu­ture con­nec­tiv­ity. You’ve got mul­ti­ple SATA ports, sup­port for on­board USB 3.0 and 2.0, four PWM fan head­ers, sup­port for all of the Cof­fee Lake se­ries of pro­ces­sors (from our lowly Pentium all the way up to the In­tel Core i78086K), and, more im­por­tantly for us, sup­port for an M.2 PCIe SSD, which will be a mas­sive boon if you do fancy chunk­ing out for some beefier stor­age later down the line.

Un­like most sys­tems out there, ours does have a fairly ac­ces­si­ble and easy up­grade path, for those look­ing to get more out of their rig later down the line. It would be easy to throw in a Core i5, a beefier GPU, and a more ad­vanced stor­age so­lu­tion without break­ing the bank. And on top of that, your mobo won’t look out of place, ei­ther.

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